a spring brunch – so original

Spring has officially arrived in Ottawa! Technically, it’s officially arrived across Canada as of March 20th… but we actually have the sunshine to prove it now! Spring is my absolute favourite season. It’s so full of promise and possibility. Plus, my birthday, wedding anniversary, and favourite sports all convene in the spring. Once, I was able to play hockey AND rugby on my birthday… it was the best day of my life. Most importantly, this spring […]

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My Office: When “After” is Still “Before”

Let me introduce you to my workspace: Underwhelmed? Confusingly overstimulated at the same time? Eyes sore from overexposure and lack of focus? Ugh. Me too! First, some backstory. When introverts move in with other introverts, they aren’t suddenly capable of spending every second together. Instead, they continue to seek out places for solitude and quiet activity within their shared home. In our old apartment, we had two bedrooms. One was our actual bedroom and the other became […]

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The Guest Room: Progress Update

  Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day! Bright sunshine, warm temperatures, and melting snow everywhere! We spent most of the day sitting in the small patch of the backyard that’s now snow-free. It was wonderful and I think the dogs really enjoyed being able to sniff all the fresh, spring scents.  Sitting in the sun and warmth, my brain started churning with the possibility of ramping up our curb appeal and sprucing up the backyard. But […]

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A No-Update Update.

There are a lot of great things that have happened by watching blogging evolve from a few, grainy pictures on a barebones webpage to the Insta-tastic Pinfest that it’s become. The pictures are all so glam! Inspiration is everywhere! Everything is a source of eye candy. It’s so delicious and I can’t help gorging myself – I practically have design diabetes! The drawback to spending all that time in a candy store is that you start […]

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Painting Continues

The rooms in my house are all painted!!!!! Despite G$ and I both really, really, really disliking painting walls, we have officially painted every single room in our new condo!  Now, the only untouched walls are the interiors of the two bedroom closets, which I keep putting off because they’re filled with clothes. (I’ve already painted the inside of all the other closets.) I also kept putting off painting the kitchen. I was only going […]

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